"Massacree" as used by Arlo Guthrie is a series of absurd events. He calls his movement in the song the "Anti-Massacree Movement" because he is protesting the crazy situations in the world that lead to the song.
And can you imagine fifty people a day? I said FIFTY people a day
Walking in, singing a bar of "Alice's Restaurant" and walkin' out? Friends
They may think it's a Movement, and that's what it is the Alices's
Restaurant anti-massacree movement. And all you gotta do to join is to
Sing it the next time it comes around on the guitar
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Roughly defined in the 1965 Arlo Guthre folk song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" as a suggested movement involving "50 people a day walking into the shrink and singing a bar of Alice's Restaurant (in 3-part harmony) and walking out. The song claims this as a way to prove yourself mentally unfit for the draft, after describing his own rejection over an arrest for littering. With the song based around a Thanksgiving dinner, it it a cult favorite at that time of year.
All ya gotta do to join the Alice's Restaurant Anti-Massacree movement is walk into the shrink and sing a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walk out.
by Friendofbear December 26, 2009
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